We are JK Aerotech - the home of
What do you fly? Scale? Sport? 1/4 scale? Small electric? It
really doesn't matter because no matter what we typically build and fly,
most of us will eventually want to remove personal stress at some in our
get down to some serious
Flying a "tape ball" - as we affectionately refer
to them - can definitely deliver the fun and do it in a package that will
fly very well indeed and will offer several major benefits over the
traditional stick and covering airframes.
easy to build
durable and able to take lots of punishment
Now, I can sit here and talk my
products up and gush on and on about them just like 40 million other
business owners hoping that you will take the bait and part with a few of
your hard earned dollars.
I don't think that's the best way
to promote our products. We fly everything we produce so we are already
sold on the concept of high performance tape covered RC aircraft - tape
balls --- if you will.
Rather than me trying to verbally
twist your arm and convince you that you need this or that - instead, lets
take a look at what our customers have to say about our kits. These are
excerpts of unsolicited comments from JKA foamie flyers. Keep in mind our
kits were originally designed for combat competition - so the very
qualities that make them ideal for that make them perfect for flying of any
type - even just for fun.
Let's see what they have to
I've finished your 1/12th Combat P-51. This is the first foamy that I have
ever built and I must admit I was hesitant at first. But after starting the
project I found it to be fun to work on.
I finished building my T-52 and what a
great plane it is! I was a bit
concerned when I opened the kit and saw all that foam. Now I want all
my planes to be made of the stuff! I have flown it three times and
crashed it twice. Each crash required a small bit of work on the nose
and back into the air it went.....
.....Thanks for producing such a great
kit. It is a great first plane and
building it was fun!
Our kits are easy enough to build
that first time foamie builders should have no trouble putting one together
in 8 to 12 hours. A "tape-ball" pro can build a combat plane in a
couple evenings. If you have ever built a standard balsa and covering
type plane, you know that covering alone can easily take that much time.
But why foam? Tape covered foam
can't possibly fly as well as balsa -- or can it? Read on -----
I must say
that I love your designs! I can build them very quickly, and they are
super tough! I had several jaw wrenching midair's at the NATS, and
one massive midair at Waverly - and through all of those midair's - my
planes lived to fly another day! Several of the planes that I
decommissioned were of the reinforced carbon fiber/kevlar/fiberglass
variants used by the top scale pilots in the U.S. Awesome!
Thanks for a great design!
Collin "Kraut" McGinnis
The Jug did very well in today's combat. Scored a cut and flew through
midair in the first round. Then, it flew out of being center-punched in
second round. The Jug was hit from below by a Sea Fury. The Sea
Fury just shattered and went down. The Jug lost an aileron torque rod, has
prop gash in the fuselage and the right TE is smashed in (that was
Fury's spinner point of impact). I finished that whole round on 1
with no problems. Didn't have quick enough roll rate to grab any
but kept them away from my streamer long enough to bring home all 30' of
As far as performance, its strait-line speed was right up there with
competition and it could out-turn them too.
After the Jug took some damage, I went to the green Zero as back up.
several more cuts and midairs with it through the 5th round to beat out
(2nd) and Dave (3rd). All in all, a great day to be a
On a side note, the green Zero has now been through 7 midairs (2
down for good, 1 severely damaged and 4 others mildly damaged).
They need to come up
with a stronger word than "tough" for these birds!
What I really like
about the T-52 is that it is a great combination of "easy
fly-ability" and "crash survivability." This was the only
trainer I found that had *both* qualities, while still retaining the looks
of a "real" airplane. That means I will have no problem
recommending the T-52, anytime anyone asks, "What would be the best
trainer for me?" Thank you VERY much! Mike
have a ton more comments but I will finish up with just a couple more. If
you want to read more of what our fellow foamie flyers say you can go to
Comments page and hunt up the kit you are most interested in and
most have pictures that have been sent in to us.
I ask the question - " what do YOU fly"?
Because, no matter what it is from Top Gun scale, Turbine Jets,
Fun Fly, Helicopters, or Park Flyers, we can guarantee more fun per buck
than any other type of RC flying out there today. If you don't believe me
listen to what Mike says ----
Hey guys! I may have written you before on this but Your P51
is JUST THE BEST!!!!!!! I have been building and flying planes for over 20
years and I cannot believe the fine flying characteristics of the planes
you sell for so little money! ......... Can't tell you how much fun I am
having! Sincerely yours,
All you have to
do is be willing to open your mind to new ways of doing things --- and you
will be set free from the fear of crashing.
You will attempt
flying in ways that you would never have dreamed of with an ARF, or scratch
built kit that you put lots of your hard earned money and time into.
pretty well sums up the foamie experience in pointing out the attitude
change that comes over the typical foamie pilot. I have personally
witnessed pilot skill levels increase exponentially after building and
flying one of our foamies.
This can only
happen when you are free to fly without fear
Charlie brings up one last point
The 2 Zeros were my first attempt
at foamies. Also my first high speed models
as I have only flown high wing trainers and slow biplanes. As far as the building went, I must say your website
was the major selling
factor of me trying
the models. I was able to decided before hand on the issue of how hard they would be to build. It was great
to be able to check the PC to see photos of the method......
......One of the big selling points so far besides how tough
they are is the fact that we don't have to go to the flying field to
fly. We all have pastures or fields
near our homes where the grass is to high to land our "Nice"
models at but can crash (the foamies) into after a round of fun. I've noticed an attitude change that
comes over people when they fly these a few times concerning what is
important. If I were to flip my
Stearman on it's back while landing I would tend to get a lot of cat calls. Friday I got the comment "Great
landing" after ending up with the nose stuck straight into the mud
after I dead-stick punched through 2 trees to get to the runway . The only
important thing now is the flight.
Of coarse the old guys at the field think us young kids (47) are
nuts and still stick to their 4 Stars and fly in circles.
We at JK Aerotech try to make the
building experience as painless as possible and the best way we have found
is with our on-line step by step building instructions
with full color pictures.
This plane gives me a tool that
will help me be better at it. A fine product
reasonable price with incredible customer support, what more can you
So give us a try and thanks to all our
loyal customers for your continued support over the years. We do appreciate